Round Lake, IL asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Illinois

Q: I was terminated from my job and my employer discussed my termination with my coworkers, is this legal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I'm sorry about your job termination. It's not necessarily illegal for an employer to discuss your termination with coworkers. However, it depends on what was said and who discussed the termination. How do you know your termination was discussed with co-workers? Did the discussion contain false information that damaged your reputation? What evidence do you have to prove this? If you can prove false information was said about you that damaged your reputation, you may have a case for defamation. You should immediately speak with a knowledgeable employment attorney to discuss your options.

1 user found this answer helpful

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.